Women's Economic Empowerment and Trade Policy
Women’s economic empowerment expands women’s access to productive resources and strengthens their ability to earn an income and navigate the economy. Distinct domestic and trade practices can reduce gender income gaps and increase labor force participation rates while promoting women’s economic and social well-being.
Women's Economic Empowerment Q&A
What is the link between women's economic engagement and economic productivity? How can policy-makers improve the investment environment for women entrepreneurs? How do customs and border management practices affect women traders? Women’s participation in the economy increases economic productivity, diversification, and resilience.
Trade Facilitation Agreement Q&A Update
The TFA entered into force in February 2017. What is the Trade Facilitation Agreement? Which TFA measures lower trade costs for low income economies? What criteria indicate the political will necessary to implement the TFA? The TFA Q&A answers these questions for those interested in building trade capacity.
Unlocking Cuba's Services Economy
Reform that enables Cuba's well-educated population of 11 million to get online will unlock Cuba's services economy.
Will the "LDC Waiver" Work?
Trade Capacity Building under a Renewed African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
Trade capacity building under AGOA should enable trading partners to fully implement and benefit from trade arrangements with the U.S.
Foraging for Service Industry Growth In China
China can rebalance export oriented growth with a more open and productive services economy.
Three Priorities for Services Trade Facilitation
To boost sustainable growth, a trade facilitation package focused on services would strengthen institutional integrity, facilitate movement of service suppliers, and address intellectual property rights (IPR).
Crowdfunding: a Valuable Financing Opportunity for Service Enterprises
How can small enterprises, from least developed, developing, and transition economies, access crowdfunding?
Bolstering Women's Engagement in Trade in the Middle East and North Africa
Helping women understand their property rights under the law can enable effective deployment of assets for business growth and export.
Trade in Services: a Means of Economic Growth
Why should policymakers and the donor community focus on trade in services?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Strides Forward on Development
TPP commitments in governance, e-commerce, and development advance trade policy in support of economic growth and development.